The Effects Of Risedronate Administered In Combination With A Proton Pump Inhibitor For The Treatment Of Osteoporosis
Published 2012 · Medicine
This study was performed to investigate the effects of the co-administration of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) on the efficacy of bisphosphonate (BP) treatment for osteoporosis. A total of 180 women with low bone mineral density were randomly divided into four groups, one in which sodium risedronate was administered with sodium rabeprazole and one in which only risedronate was administered (BP + PPI and BP groups, respectively). The biomarkers were measured at the baseline and every 3 months, inlcuding: N-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen corrected for creatinine, bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BAP), parathyroid hormone, bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine and physical parameters evaluated according to the SF-36v2™ Health Survey. Statistical comparisons of these parameters were performed after 9 months. Data were available for a total of 137 patients (62 in the BP group and 75 in the BP + PPI group). The Δ % value of increase in BMD and improvement of physical functioning in the BP + PPI group were significantly larger, and its decrease in BAP in the BP + PPI group was significantly smaller than that in the BP group. It is expected that risedronate administration in combination with a PPI may be more effective not only for treating osteoporosis but also improving physical fitness than treatment with risedronate alone.